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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board makes decisions that affect the lives of millions of commuters in New York City and the region. Yet most people have no idea who is actually on the panel.
On Thursday, the board delayed a vote on whether to raise fares and tolls for people who rely on the authority’s sprawling network of subways, buses, commuter railroads, bridges and tunnels. The board could vote on several fare proposals in February.But can you pick out a board member from the lineup below? Click on a photo to make your best guess.
The board, a coterie of prominent New Yorkers, is in a power struggle with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who has taken near total control of the transit agency.
The board includes wealthy business leaders and the city’s transportation commissioner. One former member, Nancy Shevell, even married a Beatle (Paul McCartney) in 2011 while serving on the board.
Here’s what New Yorkers should know about the board:
The board votes on major issues like fare increases, service changes and capital improvement projects. The board typically has 17 voting members, including six members chosen by the governor and four by New York’s mayor. There are several vacancies, and the board has only 13 voting members right now.
The management of the M.T.A. also exerts significant power. Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat in his third term, selects the board chairman and has a role in hiring the agency’s top leadership.
Mr. Cuomo has used his influence over the agency’s leaders to set priorities for the system, an approach that some board members say has favored aesthetics over maintenance. Mr. Cuomo recently called off the L train shutdown and proposed a new way to repair the subway tunnel that carries the line between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Transit leaders say they do not need the board to sign off on Mr. Cuomo’s plan.
But a watchdog group, Reinvent Albany, said the board should vote on the L train plan, citing the state public authorities law, which states that the board must approve “fundamental financial and business strategies and major actions.”
Most board members are not household names. But each one has at least a few friends in politics.
In addition to the members nominated by the governor and the mayor, there are three delegates from Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. There are four suburban members from Orange, Dutchess, Rockland and Putnam Counties — a group known condescendingly as “quarter-pounders” because they share one vote.
There are also several nonvoting members who represent workers and riders.
Here are a few of the board’s notable members:Acting chairman: Fernando Ferrer
Ms. Trottenberg, the city’s transportation commissioner, was recommended by Mr. de Blasio. She raised concerns about Mr. Cuomo’s L train plan, which has been criticized as a temporary fix and possibly dangerous for riders. Ms. Trottenberg had a tense exchange with Mr. Ferrer at a recent meeting, asking him: “Is the decision made? Do we have any actual role here?”
The other voting members are Susan G. Metzger, Mitchell H. Pally, Scott Rechler, Andrew Saul, Veronica Vanterpool, Peter Ward, Carl Weisbrod and Neal Zuckerman.
M.T.A. board members are not paid. Some accept a MetroCard to use when they ride the subway or bus — or an E-ZPass to cross bridges and tunnels — when on official business.
The board once had access to an unlimited E-ZPass account, though that perk was revoked in 2008 in response to pressure from Mr. Cuomo, who was then the state attorney general. (One former board member, David S. Mack, a wealthy real estate executive, racked up more than ,000 a year in E-ZPass transactions.)
Having a spot on the board is viewed as public service and a high-profile role in the life of the city. Ms. Shevell, its most glamorous member, stepped down after her wedding to Mr. McCartney.B:
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【打】【探】【住】【处】【到】【是】【不】【费】【什】【么】【功】【夫】，【没】【过】【多】【久】【便】【找】【到】【了】【薛】【元】【等】【人】【的】【住】【所】，【没】【想】【到】【那】【莽】【夫】【直】【接】【带】【人】【住】【到】【了】【城】【牧】【府】【中】。 【看】【着】【好】【像】【要】【好】【好】【休】【息】【一】【夜】【的】【薛】【元】，【诸】【葛】【守】【将】【怎】【么】【可】【能】【让】【他】【如】【愿】，【毕】【竟】【等】【你】【们】【一】【觉】【睡】【到】【翌】【日】，【什】【么】【都】【迟】【了】。 【所】【以】【诸】【葛】【守】【将】【便】【将】【一】【个】【写】【着】【明】【王】【子】【有】【危】【险】【的】【纸】【团】【扔】【了】【进】【去】，【刚】【刚】【安】【静】【下】【来】【的】【城】【牧】【府】【中】，【立】【刻】
“【孙】【福】，【将】【晋】【王】【妃】【关】【入】【地】【牢】！” 【孙】【福】【本】【就】【是】【一】【副】【胆】【战】【心】【惊】【的】【样】【子】，【闻】【言】【更】【是】【害】【怕】，【瞥】【了】【宁】【玖】【妍】【一】【眼】，【便】【领】【命】【让】【金】【吾】【卫】【将】【宁】【玖】【妍】【押】【了】【下】【去】。 “【父】【皇】！” “【够】【了】！”【皇】【上】【呵】【斥】【道】，“【这】【件】【事】【情】，【朕】【会】【彻】【查】【到】【底】！【都】【给】【朕】【退】【下】！” 【安】【贵】【妃】【扯】【住】【了】【晋】【王】【的】【衣】【袖】，【用】【眼】【神】【警】【告】【他】【不】【许】【乱】【来】。 【众】【人】【都】【退】【下】【了】，【皇】
“【甘】【心】【吗】？【就】【这】【样】【不】【明】【不】【白】【的】【死】【了】，【妘】【兮】，【想】【知】【道】【为】【什】【么】【吗】？【回】【来】【吧】~【回】【来】【吧】！” 【妘】【兮】【觉】【得】【全】【身】【都】【很】【痛】，【像】【是】【车】【祸】【之】【后】【留】【下】【的】【感】【觉】，【可】【是】【眼】【皮】【却】【很】【沉】【重】，【无】【论】【她】【怎】【么】【用】【力】【都】【无】【法】【睁】【开】【眼】【睛】，【耳】【边】【是】【一】【道】【诡】【异】【的】【声】【音】，【不】【停】【的】【在】【叫】【她】，【要】【不】【是】【不】【能】【开】【口】，【她】【很】【想】【说】：【叫】【什】【么】【叫】，【吵】【死】【了】，【叫】【魂】【吗】？ 【等】【到】【她】【能】【睁】【开】【眼】